Sanjeev Sabhlok's notes on technology, hardware, gardening

RSS category feed not working in wordpress

I get this msg on chrome:

This page contains the following errors: error on line 12 at column 9: Encoding This page contains the following errors:

error on line 12 at column 9: Encoding error

Below is a rendering of the page up to the first error.

body { position:relative; top:0px; margin-top: 32px; }error Below is a rendering of the page up to the first error.

On internet explorer I get

An invalid character was found in text content.

 Line: 12 Character: 51

The problem is this:

<title>Sanjeev Sabhlok&#039;s revolutionary blog ? Economics</title>

It doesn't like the ? in the feed title.

Step 1: Validate my RSS feed using the W3C Feed Validator

This will show up all the errors.

Step 2: Determine the precise cause

This may have something useful to say: http://www.itauthor.com/2009/03/06/changing-your-wordpress-rss-feed-titles/

This is useful: http://www.tipsandtricks-hq.com/is-the-rss-feed-of-your-wordpress-blog-working-in-all-major-browsers-1772

A plugin might be causing problems: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/rss-feed-validation-problem-in-22

It is possible that index.php might be causing the problem: http://www.tipsandtricks-hq.com/is-the-rss-feed-of-your-wordpress-blog-working-in-all-major-browsers-1772

Here's a complex hint: http://www.samlesher.com/code/fix-broken-wordpress-rss-in-godaddy-free-hosting-accounts

Print Friendly

sabhlok

View more posts from this author

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *